News - Pacific and General

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Aug '17

14 Aug 2017

Pacific and General

Australia to fund new initiatives in Pacific

Australia's foreign minister has announced US$8.6 million for two new initiatives to combat disease and improve nutrition in the Pacific. Julie Bishop said US$6 million would go towards a pilot...

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14

Aug '17

14 Aug 2017

Pacific and General

Australia provides 19 new patrol boats to Pacific island region to help combat transnational crimes

By Joe Yaya in Suva The Australian Government is providing 19 new patrol boats to Pacific island nations to combat increasing rates of transnational crimes in the region. Australia has also...

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Jul '17

31 Jul 2017

Pacific and General

Samoa and Real Tonga Airline heading into deal

Flights between Tonga and Samoa are closer to reality after a successful test flight.   Real Tonga Airlines plans to use one of its 34-seater planes from the northern island of Vava'u -...

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Jul '17

28 Jul 2017

Pacific and General

Samoa and Fiji airlines team up

Samoa's new international airline Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways have signed an agreement to jointly pursue a range of commercial opportunities. Fiji Airways CEO, Andre Viljoen, said the MOU...

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11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

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Young Pacific leaders receive prestigious awards

Four Pacific women have been recognised for their leadership work in the community. As Sela Jane Aholelei the Queen's Young Leaders awards acknowledges young people in Commonwealth nations who...

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11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Basketball added to Pacific Mini Games

Three on three basketball has been added to the sporting program for this years Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu. Van2017 CEO Clint Flood said there was some time in the second week of competition...

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07

Jul '17

7 Jul 2017

Pacific and General

RSE scheme set to expand despite oversight concerns

A seasonal worker scheme providing employment for people from the Pacific has received a $10 million boost from the Government, which says it could be expanded to cover new industries like...

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29

Jun '17

29 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Top rugby nations urged to tour Pacific Islands

Tier one rugby nations are being urged to follow the lead of Scotland, Italy and Wales by touring the Pacific Islands. The Scots were upset 27-22 in Suva at the weekend, one week after they...

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19

Jun '17

19 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

The new wave of Pacific migration: Thousands leave Auckland housing crisis behind for life in the provinces

Ta'ufo'ou​ Mataka hasn't looked back since leaving her Auckland home four years ago for a new life in Timaru. The mother of four​ moved to the South Island when her husband, Misimana​...

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16

Jun '17

16 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

IAMTN Endorses the International Day of Family Remittances

IAMTN joins IFAD in recognising and raising global awareness of the fundamental contribution made by migrant workers through remittances. Remittances complement banking institutions by providing...

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14

Jun '17

14 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

PACER-Plus trade deal signed in Tonga

    A region-wide free trade agreement has been signed in Tonga, with some notable absences.   The deal, known as PACER-Plus, has been hailed by proponents as a new kind of...

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08

Jun '17

8 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

Pasifika achievement boosted in NZ schools

Embracing cultural diversity has been key in lifting achievement rates for Maori and Pasifika students at one of New Zealand's most ethnically diverse schools. Maori and Pasifika students make...

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